October 2, 2017
This past week Ben Urquhart, Production Manager and Shannon Mahoney, Designer travelled to Las Vegas to take part in the annual meeting of the Independent Packaging Association (AICC) at the Encore. http://www.aicc.org/ These events included presentations and training sessions conducted by other packaging companies and sponsor companies on the latest technology and new trends in packaging.
Parallel to the AICC Conference was the AICC Design Lab. Structural and graphic designers from around North America were organized into groups for a 3-day design competition for Sweet’s Salt Water Taffy. https://www.sweetcandy.com/ Each group had to design a quarter pallet display, counter top display, and folding carton to contain 7.5 ounces of taffy. After a very busy but rewarding few days (eating too much taffy), Shannon and her team received an Honorable Mention for creativity in their modular and strong design.
Shannon and Ben had an amazing time networking and reconnecting with other AICC members, and had the opportunity to attend PackExpo while in the area as well.